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Pho Toan Thang, Flemington

There might be a dozen restaurants near Flemington station but Pho Toan Thang is the only one you can guarantee will have a queue out the front. A long-held favourite with locals, the dining room is heaving with families, toddlers, couples, groups of friends and wizened pensioners. Show More Summary

Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, Haymarket Chinatown

Stinky tofu. Its infamy might precede itself but the version at the newly opened Three Lanes and Seven Alleys isn't half as scary as you'd think. Cubes of tofu have been deep-fried so they develop a golden shell. We can't detect much fermentation in the tofu cubes themselves, but the sauce on the side packs a heftier punch. Show More Summary

La Galette Patisserie, Merrylands

Here's the easiest and cheapest way to do a food tour. Head somewhere new and wander the streets. It's what we did when we visited Merrylands for the first time a couple of months ago, a suburb that caused several colleagues to be taken aback when I mentioned where I going. Show More Summary

Sokyo at The Star, Pyrmont

So everyone knows that the best sushi is the freshest, right? Not always. Ageing some types of fish - especially tuna - is a desired process that enhances its taste and texture, just like beef. It's a practice they carry out with pride...Show More Summary

Devon by Night, Surry Hills

It's been almost three months since Devon Cafe branched out into dinner service. By day, they're all about French toast, smoked salmon blinis, fried chicken burgers and hulking great muffins oozing with Nutella. There are a couple of...Show More Summary

Kefi Souvlaki Bar, Kingsgrove

We've had bacon with pancakes and fried chicken with waffles, but what about a gyros with sausage, egg and... a syrup-soaked donut? It's the kind of madcap offering that puts a glint in the eye of David Tsirekas. The Greek chef - ex-Perama...Show More Summary

Chaco Bar, Darlinghurst

Is this a yakitori bar in Tokyo? Nope. It's Chaco Bar in downtown Darlinghurst. You could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Stools line the long communal table running down the middle of the room, hanging wooden boards list the menu...Show More Summary

Pasta Goma, Sydney

Pasta. Eggs. Cream. Spicy cod roe. The Japanese affection for pasta is surpassed only by their keen adaption of an Italian nonna's cooking with a Japanese obaasan's twist. This fusion cuisine makes up the majority of the menu at Pasta...Show More Summary

Aria Persian Fast Food, Merrylands

Incredible brains and great tongue. (We’re talking Persian sandwiches – what did you think we were talking about?) It’s what everyone’s digging into at Aria Persian Fast Food. They sizzle them to order on the hot plate before pilingShow More Summary

LP's Quality Meats, Chippendale

Meat and smoke. You might be thinking American barbecue, but LP's Quality Meats is much more than that. Head chef Luke Powell (ex-Tetsuya's, and Mary's) is cranking out lamb bellies stuffed with Merguez sausage, smoked salmon and massive hunks of beef short rib - all put through a Southern Pride wood smoker shipped over from Texas. Show More Summary

Surry Hills Eating House, Surry Hills

Duck tongues. You can go quackers over them at the newest addition to the Spice I Am family, Surry Hills Eating House. Barely a month old, it's opened up in the spot once occupied by Harry's Chilli Crab. Relax. Harry's hasn't closed down. Show More Summary

Roast goose and suckling pig in Hong Kong: Yung Kee, Asiania and Tai Chung Wah

There are two things that should always be the top of your Hong Kong eating list: roast goose and suckling pig. Cantonese-style roast goose, in particular, is a delicacy we rarely get to enjoy in Sydney. In Hong Kong, it's almost as commonplace as roast duck, cooked to the same level of juiciness with a slightly gamier taste to the flesh. Show More Summary

Do Dee Paidang Thai Noodle Bar and Cafe, Haymarket Chinatown

So you think you can eat chilli? You haven’t met the Do Dee Super Nova. It’s the hottest tom yum soup on the menu at Do Dee Paidang, the third branch of this buzzing Thai eatery to open in Sydney. The new Haymarket branch joins outlets...Show More Summary

Seven of Melbourne's best cafes

If coffee is your drug of choice, Melbourne will have you wired in no time. There are so many great cafes spread throughout the city you're spoilt for choice, and while Sydney's coffee playground tends to be dominated by a handful of...Show More Summary

Recipe: Pink ombre cake with lychee jasmine cream

Ombre cake. This cake took me seven hours to make but the look on my friends' faces was easily worth the effort. Everybody loves cake but everyone loves a decorated cake even more. Our Stomachs Eleven dinner party group recently held a surprise baby shower for J-girl and I'd volunteered to bring dessert. Show More Summary

The Oxford Tavern, Petersham

Topless waitresses. Jelly wrestling. Girls girls girls! As a kid, I'd always press my nose up against the car window when we drove past the Oxford Tavern. The neon lights seemed like they were winking their enticements when we stopped at the lights. Show More Summary

Tawandang, Sydney

A hunk of deep fried pork knuckle isn't the first thing you'd expect to find at a Thai restaurant, but it's the undoubted highlight at Tawandang. But hang on... pork, crackling, mashed potato and sauerkraut? It all makes sense when you...Show More Summary

Jonah's, Whale Beach

Blue skies. The sun on your face. And a shimmering expanse of azure water stretching its way to the horizon. It's hard not to be taken aback by the views from Jonah's. Perched high on the cliffs above Whale Beach, there's an instantShow More Summary

Traditional Gyradiko, Bexley

Pita pork gyros $7.80 You'll forget about every late night yeeros you’ve ever eaten after a visit to Traditional Gyradiko. First up, it’s all about the bread: fluffy rounds of fresh pita, scorched lightly on the grill. They're filled with slices of juicy pork or chicken – just like in Greece – carved straight off the vertical spit. Show More Summary

Yayoi, Sydney

The golden embryo. It's what's been missing from every bowl of polished rice you've ever eaten. You can find it at Yayoi, a Japanese teishoku restaurant which arrived in Sydney just over a month ago. Yayoi is the first outlet to open outside of Japan, a chain of more than 250 restaurants that trade there as Yayoiken. Show More Summary

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